Principal Mentoring

Author: Carl J. Weingartner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412965972
Format: PDF, Docs
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Develop a sustainable principal mentoring program that produces effective school leaders, high retention rates, and supportive mentoring relationships—without a lot of extra costs, paperwork, or time!

Mentoring Principals

Author: Paul G. Young
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361217
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This indispensable handbook for mentors, mentees, and new principals will jump-start the learning process of new principals by providing case stories and wisdom from leading mentors across the country.

The Principal Reader

Author: Darrin Griffiths
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991862627
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The Principal Reader speaks directly to aspiring, novice, and experienced school leaders. The book features 56 leadership narratives from practising school leaders from the United States and Canada on topics such as: leadership theories in practice; confronting the status quo; improving instruction; reconciliation through education; leading through adversity; the challenge of change; fostering collaborative learning cultures; and social justice.

Qualities of Effective Teachers

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416604618
Format: PDF, ePub
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Remember those great teachers who made you excited about learning? Remember how it felt to be in their classes and to experience how they made their classrooms come alive? What made those teachers special? What qualities and skills did they have to ignite student learning? Most important, how did those teachers help their students become successful? In Qualities of Effective Teachers, 2nd edition, James H. Stronge shows educators how to recreate this same excitement and enthusiasm in their own classrooms by describing the characteristics and skills of effective teachers. Stronge synthesizes research to identify specific teacher behaviors that contribute to student achievement. Rather than look at outside factors like demographics, district leadership, and state mandates, Stronge focuses specifically on what teachers can control: their own preparation, personality, and practices. Learn how effective teachers *Prepare to be effective educators. *Establish, manage, and maintain learning-focused classroom environments. *Organize time, communicate expectations, and plan instruction. *Present curriculum to support active and engaged learning. *Monitor student progress, identify student potential, and meet the needs of special populations in the classroom. This second edition includes new tips and tools for engaging at-risk students and high-ability students. It also includes skills checklists and an expanded, annotated bibliography to provide a springboard for further insight and exploration. Teachers, educators who hire teachers, teacher leaders, supervisors, and teachers-in-training can all use this book to learn to how to develop better teachers and to improve the quality of learning for all students.

Coaching Conversations

Author: Linda M. Gross Cheliotes
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412981832
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn how coaching conversations—which are different from supervisory and mentoring conversations—shift responsibility for instructional improvement from the school leader to the entire school community!

The Skilled Helper A Problem Management and Opportunity Development Approach to Helping

Author: Gerard Egan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285500113
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Over the past 30 years, Egan’s THE SKILLED HELPER has taught thousands of students like you a proven, step-by-step counseling process that leads to increased confidence and competence. Internationally recognized for its successful problem-management and opportunity development approach to effective helping, the text emphasizes the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and uses a practical, three-stage model that drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action. As you read, you’ll also gain a feeling for the complexity inherent in any helping relationship. In this tenth edition, Egan now makes use of his version of the “common factors” approach, which gives new meaning and vitality to the book’s themes, as well as to the use of the problem-management model to organize and give coherence to those themes. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Turning High poverty Schools Into High performing Schools

Author: William Parrett
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416613137
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Is it possible for high-poverty schools to be high achieving? Of course it is! Real schools with students living in poverty do post high levels of student achievement. Learn what these schools do to help students succeed--and how you and your school can adopt the same practices--no matter what socio-economic climate students live in. Lessons learned and practical advice from seven of these high-performing/high-poverty (HP/HP) schools, along with hundreds of others that have been the subject of intensive research, are the focus of this book. Authors William Parrett and Kathleen Budge have synthesized the research, studied the schools in depth, and show you critical components that set these institutions apart from their struggling peers. After setting the context by examining poverty and its stunning effects on students, the authors then zero in on what HP/HP schools stopped doing or eliminated and what they started doing or improved on in three key areas of performance: * Building leadership capacity; * Fostering a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment; and; * Focusing on student, professional, and system learning.; Principals, teacher-leaders, and district leaders can benefit from the real-world examples and practical guidelines, all based on research and experience. Rather than suggesting a one-size-fits-all approach, the authors acknowledge the unique context of individual schools and urge readers to engage in self-assessment, reflection, and coordinated action to learn together and lead together, with rubrics and planning templates provided to guide the process. The reality is that any school willing to refocus its efforts can become a high-performing school.